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"As Managing Partner, my primary responsibility is running Higgs (think Managing Director). I am passionate about building long-term relationships and about the role the firm plays in our community. My secondary role is that of a corporate lawyer, bringing over 25 years’ experience of leading M&A transactions of all shapes and sizes and in a variety of sectors.”

As Managing Partner, I am passionate about our core values of care, legacy, excellence, authenticity and relationships. With over 25 years’ experience at the firm, the core emphasis of my role has shifted from that of a pure corporate lawyer advising clients to one where I now also seek to help everyone at Higgs be best they can be, which in turn will see the firm thrive.

I do this by taking a background of playing many team sports and add (what I hope is) a healthy dose of competition and (importantly) fun. Our culture, the need for innovation, growth, client service and one eye on our future, are always borne in mind.

Having been advising on all aspects of sales, mergers and acquisitions for over a quarter of a century, I am still able to provide value to clients in this regard. Typically, I assist those contemplating either a sale or an acquisition and bring both the required legal expertise and market experience, together with the helpful knowledge of running our own business.

Having been recognised many times over the years as a Leading Individual by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

  • Successfully advised 100’s of (largely OMB/SME) clients on the disposal of their businesses to UK and overseas acquirers or to private equity. Sale proceeds/deal values typically range from £3M to well over £100M.
  • Represented a number of serial acquirers over the years to support their buy and build strategies, with a view to either exit or flotation. For one client for example, we completed over 30 acquisitions prior to them floating on AIM.
  • Helped multiple clients plan for succession or exit, now in conjunction with our succession planning and tax teams.

More about me

My hero

My Dad

Interesting fact

I was once kidnapped and attacked by pirates in the space of 10 days

Favourite Place

San Diego

Proudest moment

Being voted in as Managing Partner of Higgs

"Not only is Nick highly driven and fiercely intelligent, but he is incredibly professional and has huge integrity"

Legal 500

"Nick is an outstanding corporate lawyer. I got to know him well during and following the long process of selling a complex business. His combination of experience, intelligence and pragmatic advice was invaluable. I would recommend his services without hesitation"

A satisfied client

"Nick's ability to convert legal issues into understandable everyday problems, with options and solutions that give good end results for his clients, I see as one of his main strengths. Trust, knowledgeable, confidence, professional, integrity and honesty are all key words I use when describing Nick Taylor”

A satisfied client

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